If We Can Change The World With Social Media, Why Would We Give It Up?

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You could opt out of social media altogether — but why did you join these networks to begin with? If they provided value to your life then, isn't it worth fighting to make work for us now?

Ethan Zuckerman directs the Center for Civic Media at MIT, where he researches how new media technologies can be used by activists, organizations and governments to change the world for the better. He argues that simply quitting these platforms isn't enough — we have to stick around and demand something better.